Team suspends broadcaster over Homophobic slur

Cincinnati Reds Suspend Thom Brennaman Due To ‘Horrific, Homophobic Remark’ ASSOCIATED PRESS


by Tommy Beer


August 20, 2020


The Cincinnati Reds have suspended play-by-play broadcaster Thom Brennaman from working the team’s games after he uttered a homophobic slur on the air Wednesday, apparently unaware that the broadcast had returned from a commercial break.

Brennaman could be heard saying on the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast, “One of the f*g capitals of the world”—it was unclear what city he was referring to—moments after the feed returned from a commercial before the top of the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader at Kansas City.

Brennaman was taken off the broadcast in the fifth inning of the second game, with alternate play-by-play man Jim Day relieving him.

“The Cincinnati Reds organization is devastated by the horrific, homophobic remark made this evening by broadcaster Thom Brennaman,” the team said in a statement.

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  1. “Devastated” and “Horrific” are kinda over the top, don’t ya think?
    However, dude who WROTE n-word regarding Nuggets game is a complete moron.


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